Hope this helps! Tender chicken, vegetables, and fried almonds, bathed in a soy based sauce, tastes just like a Chinese restaurant favorite.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix the soy sauce, salt, cornstarch, and sherry in a large bowl. Stir in chicken; cover and refrigerate.

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  • Heat 1 1/2 cups of the peanut oil in a large, deep skillet. Fry almonds in the oil until golden, about 1 minute. Drain fried almonds on a paper towel.

  • Drain all but 3 tablespoons of oil from the skillet. Stir in the mushrooms, bamboo shoots, celery, onion, and water chestnuts. Cook and stir vegetables for 1 minute. Remove from skillet.

  • Heat 1/4 cup oil in the skillet. Cook and stir the marinated chicken in hot oil until no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in cooked vegetables, chicken stock, and reserved soy sauce mixture; simmer until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in fried almonds before serving.

Tips

Cook's Note

For quicker prep, use skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Try using walnuts instead of almonds for a nice change.

Nutrition Facts

522 calories; 38.6 g total fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 847 mg sodium. 6.9 g carbohydrates; 35.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2011
I think this is a great recipe! We get so used to the artificial additive/preservative-laden junk served in restaurants that we forget what real fresh food tastes like! The second time I made it I did cut down on the chicken a bit used less oil as well as a healthier oil and added some broccoli carrots garlic and more onion--delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/12/2009
I am always in search of a good recipe for Chinese food but this one is disappointing. It totally lacks flavor and the proportions aren't right. It needs less chicken less oil and more vegetables and seasonings. The fried almonds were okay but I think some other nut (like cashews) would have provided more flavor. I won't be making this again; it needs more than just a few alterations. Read More
(22)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2011
I think this is a great recipe! We get so used to the artificial additive/preservative-laden junk served in restaurants that we forget what real fresh food tastes like! The second time I made it I did cut down on the chicken a bit used less oil as well as a healthier oil and added some broccoli carrots garlic and more onion--delicious! Read More
(19)
Rating: 1 stars
11/12/2009
I am always in search of a good recipe for Chinese food but this one is disappointing. It totally lacks flavor and the proportions aren't right. It needs less chicken less oil and more vegetables and seasonings. The fried almonds were okay but I think some other nut (like cashews) would have provided more flavor. I won't be making this again; it needs more than just a few alterations. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2011
I think this is a great recipe! We get so used to the artificial additive/preservative-laden junk served in restaurants that we forget what real fresh food tastes like! The second time I made it I did cut down on the chicken a bit used less oil as well as a healthier oil and added some broccoli carrots garlic and more onion--delicious! Read More
(19)
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Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2009
I was very disappointed in this receipe. The only change I made was no sherry because I did not have any. I used chicken broth. The receipe says to also use the soya sauce at the end yet there is no other soya except that which was used in the marinade and I would not use that. The indgrideants tasted good but it had no flavour as there are no herbs or spices. I will try to doctor it and make it again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2015
I was craving Almond Chicken and had all the ingredients. I have had such good luck with allrecipes recipes that I picked it first out of the googled list. YUM! My only change will be to cut back on the salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2013
I LOVE this recipe!! It is simple and tasty. I didn't have enough peanut oil so I combined vegetable oil with peanut oil but that didn't matter. My dad is my biggest culinary critic and he said it was great! Better than our local Chinese restaurant. Used the liquid from bean sprouts instead of chicken broth. Good for Tofu too! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2019
we tweaked the recipe and only made the meat/sauce combo. we really liked it. we used it like a sweet and sour chicken and I made a sweet and sour sauce to go with it. I also used the almonds. i will make it again and i look forward to trying it with all the vegetables. Read More